Devon Klatell joined The Rockefeller Foundation in 2013. As Managing Director, Food Initiative, she leads the Foundation’s work to advance a more nourishing and sustainable food system in the United States. Currently, Ms. Klatell is collaborating with schools, healthcare insurers, hospitals, food service businesses and policy advocates to increase consumption of healthy, protective foods by vulnerable communities. In addition, Ms. Klatell oversees our work to prevent wasted food in the U.S., which seeks to eliminate the enormous environmental, social, and economic costs caused by food waste.
Prior to taking on her current role, Ms. Klatell led the process to refresh the Foundation’s global point of view on food and agriculture. She also led the Foundation’s Strategic Planning team, which designed implementation models, resource plans, risk assessments and impact targets for the Foundation’s global initiatives. In that role, Devon worked on the Foundation’s initiatives to address energy poverty, connect unemployed African youth with the digital economy, and reduce postharvest losses. Before joining the Foundation, Devon was a management consultant at Katzenbach Partners and at Booz & Company. In these roles, she advised clients from a range of sectors on strategic, organizational, and employee engagement issues.
Ms. Klatell holds a B.A. from Harvard University in cognitive psychology and an M.A. in food systems from New York University, where she researched behavioral economics in addition to a broad array of cultural, historic, economic, and regulatory food issues.